UBS Investment Bank

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UBS Investment Bank Reviews

Updated February 21, 2015
Updated February 21, 2015
287 Reviews
3.4
287 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance can be decent with occasional crunch periods during audits (in 20 reviews)

  • Good people can be found and some of them have managed to stick around for a while (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • long working hours and intense work environment (in 18 reviews)

  • Work life balance was a kind of suck, but I believe this is not only true for UBS (in 8 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Onboarding

    Current Employee - Onboarding KYC Officer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Onboarding KYC Officer in New York, NY

    I have been working at UBS Investment Bank full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Sort after company that is well known for their ethical sandards

    Cons

    Dont have any cons at present

  2.  

    Great experience working in FIG

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UBS Investment Bank

    Pros

    It boost personal and professional growth, while managing a decent work-life balance.

    Cons

    Somedays you are going to work more than 12 hours, but in the end you get use to it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bond more with entry-level employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to start a career.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBS Investment Bank

    Pros

    Post college grad training program

    Cons

    Compensation is not dependent on your work.

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    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at UBS Investment Bank

    Pros

    - Collegial environment
    - Lots of opportunity of you are on a growing team

    Cons

    - Employee talent pool is not that great. A number of people at the firm are just not that good. However, the folks in sales and trading are impressive
    - Senior Management tends to make rash decisions without regard to employee impact.
    - No IT resources
    - Layoff risk once you get too expensive for them

  6.  

    Financial Manager Capital Markets

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    Current Employee - Great Growth Potentiial for Future in Arlington Village, VA
    Current Employee - Great Growth Potentiial for Future in Arlington Village, VA

    I have been working at UBS Investment Bank full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great location, management style positive

    Cons

    Long hours and weekends sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    less micromanagement style with workforce

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Investment Banking Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at UBS Investment Bank

    Pros

    People were nice, lots of admin training, very organized

    Cons

    Overloaded with work and no salary increase for years, barely a bonus at all! Wasn't worth all the work for nothing in return! Too much red tape and approvals from upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not the best place

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Weehawken, NJ
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Weehawken, NJ

    I worked at UBS Investment Bank

    Pros

    Not great pay with no bonus

    Cons

    Same thing every day. nothing new

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Management is trying too hard to be lean by clinging on to useless fat and letting the bones go

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    Former Contractor - Solutions Architect in Stamford, CT
    Former Contractor - Solutions Architect in Stamford, CT

    I worked at UBS Investment Bank as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There currently are none really. There used to be a time when you would proudly say you worked for them.

    Cons

    Extra Long hours. not much compensation at lower level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up your bonus pot to non officers, it will help a lot!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great global organization. People were not as friendly or down to earth as other investment banks.

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    Former Employee - Summer Analyst At UBS IB in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst At UBS IB in New York, NY

    I worked at UBS Investment Bank

    Pros

    - Global Bank
    - ability to form a broad network - work with a lot of smart people
    - weekly speakers for the interns
    - internship program well organized

    Cons

    - people aren't as friendly or interested in getting to know each other outside of work
    - such a huge bank, big bureaucracy, a lot of red tape

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing a great job with the internship program.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Get a ready

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBS Investment Bank

    Pros

    Nothing much to be a good day at the time to meet up with you and your wife and children and the collection accounts, so that

    Cons

    Thanks to all the time. The first one to be in the future. It will take a moment to review 2nd and a lot more than just one 28th and a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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